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    FDA Experts Give Top 10 FDA GMP Inspection Citations for FY 2017, Part 1

    Experts at the FDA/Xavier PharmLink conference at Xavier University in March 2018 presented and analyzed the FDA's top 10 drug GMP inspection citations for FY2017 during a panel discussion. The first part of a two-part series.

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    Strategic Design of the Supply Chain: Too Little, Too Late for Pharma?

    Prevent your supply chain from becoming neglected by strategically designing each link in the chain. The key to a successful supply chain isn't focusing on the endpoint but rather bolstering each location along the way.

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    Top 5 Pharmaceutical Trends to Keep on the Radar in 2018

    Get up to speed on key takeaways from what are expected to be some of the most tranformational trends to affect the pharmaceutical industry in 2018. And for further analysis of some of the top trends in pharmaceuticals this year, check out the associated white paper.

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    Biosimilars: A Safe and Effective Option for Patients

    It is a difficult irony that even as medical breakthroughs and new life-saving and life-extending treatments bring hope to patients and families across the country, it also is getting harder for many to afford these critical medicines. The rapidly rising cost of brand-name biologic medicines, which comprise the vast majority of new therapies in the pipeline, mean they are often inaccessible for America’s patients.

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    February Tip: Continuous Employee Training Reduces Deviations and Nonconformances

    This blog post is part of an ongoing series to provide the latest tips from experts in the field to help readers keep up with changes in the quality and regulatory industry .

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    What Do Changes to Australia’s PIC/S Guide to GMP Mean for Pharma Down Under?

    It’s said that change is never easy. But in the pharmaceutical industry, flexibility, and adaptability are part and parcel of successfully delivering the safest, highest quality products to a global market.

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    January Tip: How to Choose and Use External Consultants

    External consulting firms can be used to provide expert help for many of the standard responsibilities that the quality department is tasked with. These external organizations are ready to provide you with the necessary documents to get on your approved supplier list, and can jump into work at various stages. Look for organizations that have specialized experience in the area(s) you are looking for and they can quickly and effectively help.

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    5 Most Common Pharma Form 483 Quagmires & How to Avoid Them

    See the most common reasons the FDA cited pharmaceutical companies with Form 483 Inspectional Observations last year and examine potential remedies that can help prevent future warnings.

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    Revisiting CAPA for a More Modern (and Effective) Approach

    Corrective action and preventive action (CAPA) policies and procedures have now been a mainstay for years in most life science companies’ quality management systems due to regulation adherence to standards. With impressive technological advances, it is natural that companies are starting to develop products that span multiple sectors, and even multiple regulatory pathways. The question is, what standard/regulation do you use for your CAPA system and how do you cover all the others?

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    EU Policy 70 and Redaction — PleaseReview’s Take on It

    This blog post is primarily about how PleaseReview can assist life science companies in the process of complying with the European Medicines Agency (EMA) transparency policy 70 on the publication of clinical data. However, it also discusses how we at PleaseTech plan to expand PleaseReview’s redaction (or masking as it is sometimes known) capability over the next six months, so this post may be of interest to those readers with other redaction challenges.

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    Good Communication Skills are Key for Inspection Readiness

    When an FDA inspector comes to your door, it is usually a time of stress and uncertainty. You need to handle logistical elements like where the inspectors are going to be placed, how you.

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    Thoughts from 2017 PDA Quality Metrics and Quality Culture Conference

    I had the pleasure spending two days networking and discussing quality metrics and quality culture with industry and FDA leadership at PDA's 2017 Quality Metrics and Quality Culture Conference last February. This year's conference included some of the most candid and honest dialog on these topics that I've seen between industry and FDA to data. I thought I would share some of the messages and my takeaways from the two-day event.

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  • Avoiding CAPA Pitfalls: 10 Tips from a Food Industry Quality Expert

    At a recent ASQ Salt Lake Section symposium held at the headquarters of quality management software solutions provider

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  • Developing a Quality System on a Managed Budget

    Developing a quality system is the foundation for ensuring the organization’s products or services are safe, effective and controlled to deliver customer satisfaction. Throughout the organization’s lifecycle, from start-up through maturity, the quality needs of the firm, along with its budget constraints, are continually evolving. Maintaining compliance with regulations while controlling costs represents a challenging balancing act we encounter in our life science consultancy.

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    The Quality Metrics Journey

    One of the most discussed and debated topics on today’s pharmaceutical landscape is the issue of quality metrics. Establishing, maintaining, and interpreting quality metrics to determine the suitability of pharmaceutical products has become a high priority for the FDA. To understand the issue of quality metrics it is important to start at the beginning.

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  • Training Does Not Stand Alone: The Quest for Training Effectiveness Continues

    While training may appear to be straightforward to most leaders, the effectiveness follow up is anything but clear-cut. So why do business leaders frown when the answer to the training effectiveness question is – it depends?

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  • Why It’s Time to Revisit FDA’s Quality by Design

    Patients of Alzheimer’s disease, their families, and health care advocates recently encountered back-to-back disappointments when two clinical trials for Alzheimer’s drugs failed in quick succession. First, Eli Lilly & Co. stopped its late-stage clinical trial for solanezumab, then Merck & Co. ended its clinical trial for verubecestat. Both studies failed to show efficacy.

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  • The 15 Strangest Phobias and Why They Include the Fear of Paper

    It’s difficult to label any phobia as the “strangest” because most phobias are considered kooky, weird or downright bizarre. Phobias are also nearly impossible to understand with the logical mind – they just don’t seem to make sense! However, for those experiencing a true phobia, logic doesn’t make one bit of difference. The terror is still alive and well.

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  • Keeping Up With the Top Pharma Industry Trends of 2017

    A close look at the key trends that will have the biggest impact on the pharmaceutical industry this year.

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    What is a Document Management System and 8 Reasons Your Company Probably Needs One

    A document management system is a software solution that allows for the digital management of documentation. Today most documentation managed by document management systems is business-related.

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